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Jack Rothman of the Huffington Post argues: American education has been under constant criticism since the middle of the last century. A galaxy of reforms has been mounted to address the issues, but these have not produced noticeable results. We live in a permanent environment of educational reform and educational failure. The reforms focus on fixing things within the schoolhouse, but the...
#ThisCountsAsResearch?#DesignThinking#Education#ProblemSolvingLikeNoOnesBusiness#DoingWhatWeCameToDo#MakingTheWorldABetterPlace The Education DesignShop at MIT: Apply to participate before tomorrow, April 16th!  We're bringing together all key stakeholders in education (that means you! whether a student, faculty, staff, or non-affiliates to MIT), teaching them design thinking, and then...
Kreativitet.jpg The following is my first post for 2014 (as it appears on my personal blog):   IIt's hard to believe that this will be my 7th year of maintaining a daily space to write - a New Year's resolution I have rehashed over and over again. Every day, for 365 days, I write. I write. And I write. It's also difficult for me to imagine that I'm almost 42, I...
What are the various reasons behind 'making as learning' gaining traction in the education reform arena? Read Julian's full post on DMLcentral.net: http://bit.ly/19M9dAU. You can learn more about Julian on his blog at www.julianseftongreen.net. ------------------------ Intro to "Making and Education Reform: Learning to Ride the Wave" At this moment in time, on both sides of the Atlantic, digital...
I have been pondering this question as I prepared my poster presentation for the Kentucky Student Success Summit. I have made no secret of how troubling I find our national, state, and local conversations about student success – perhaps my biggest concern begins with a definition of success. Far too many people, many who should know better, believe success can be, indeed should be, quantified and...
On September 13, 2012, Dell hosted a social think tank and town hall meeting focused on innovation in education on the campus of MIT. The gathering featured a forum of 20+ leaders and thinkers including students, school administrators, and representatives from educational organizations and businesses. The 3-hour+ conversation, which you can watch in the 2-part Livestream below, is organized into...
Wow! I have been doing so much thinking about the effects of too much emphasis on testing on students. I know. So many people have discussed it. So many more people will discuss it. But, it doesn't hurt to continue this important discourse. These important discussions coupled with action are the only way to transform education into what our students deserve. Please listen to Barry Lane's tune....
This morning in CILT, I was asked to deliver a proposal to host a financial aid workshop for our students on behalf of our lead counselor. My urban high school has been very fortunate to have counselors as well as other partners like Education is Freedom and the Go Center to help our students to get financial assistance to gain more access to a post-secondary education. Unfortunately, many...
(Response to Romance in the Classroom: Inviting Discourse on Gender and Power by Diane Waff) I could not agree more with the need for discussing and responding to gender dynamics in the classroom. I've known for a long time about the disproportionate amount of time spent on male students due to classroom management issues. I understand how in this respect female students are losing out on...
This article teaches us that there is no magic formula to successfully serving our Black and Latino male students. In some cases, separating by ethnicity and gender worked. In some cases, it did not. There are arguments for and against any type of school. The difficulty arises when considering all the elements that need to exist in a school that is effective with these populations, as well as all...

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